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Dorothy Molter Cabin

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Visit to the Dorothy Molter Museum

My brother and I visited the Dorothy Molter Museum. Dorothy was known as the Root Beer Lady because... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Penelope L
One an amazing lady

The tour is well worth the small charge to understand what she accomplished. Her strength and knack... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Former home of the last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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Ely, MN
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

My brother and I visited the Dorothy Molter Museum. Dorothy was known as the Root Beer Lady because she made root beer and served it to canoers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) wilderness. She was the last person to live in the Wilderness...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Penelope L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The tour is well worth the small charge to understand what she accomplished. Her strength and knack for survival was amazing. Upwards of 12,000 ice cold bottles of root beer to canoeists and fishermen, one of the reasons she was loved so much. Cabins are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

Dorothy Molter's cabin is more than just a lived space. There is much history that occurred inside and outside of those cabin walls. The detailed story of her life is well told by the tour guides. I was extremely impressed with the grandeur of her...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joshua W
Reviewed July 12, 2018

part of the museum . surprised it was so large. nice to have it original. lot of photos and letter tacked to the walls..

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jynx s
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I have been to Ely and the area before but had not found time to stop in. I am glad I finally made it. The cabins and displays are very insightful.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lisa1098
Reviewed May 29, 2018

It was fun to find out more about Dorthy's life in the Boundary Waters. Tour was insightful. You get an idea of her life living on an island.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed November 19, 2017

One of our favorite places ever. Feels like staying at grandma's with family/ friends. So clean, warm and inviting. Great location. Easy to fix your own meals or walk to several local restaurants.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Donna V
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We were going to go golfing at the Legend but the weather was cold and rainy so we decided to explore the town of Ely. We saw some signs for this Dorothy Molter museum and cabin place and checked it out. Sure glad we did!...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JMD1958
Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is part of the Dorothy Molter museum and is the actual cabin in which Dorothy lived in the winter and rented to guests in the summer. It's full of artifacts documenting her way of life, including the tools she used to make her famous...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed July 30, 2017

I love Dorothy, she was a down to earth and a very caring lady. One could learn many lessons by her. She was one heck of a woman and very strong willed. Wish I would have actually met and talked to her.

Date of experience: July 2017
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